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A new food festival is coming to Commercial Road in Portsmouth, bringing tasty treats with an international flavour.

Food Friday, starting 5 April, will run on the first Friday of every month, from 9am to 5pm, until November.

Passers-by will be able to grab a delicious snack on the go, or sit down and savour a freshly-prepared dish.

Hot and cold food will be available, from around 15 or 20 stalls. Customers will be able to sample the tastes of countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Morocco, Jamaica, India, China, Thailand and Japan – as well as traditional British favourites.

Food Friday is an extension of Portsmouth's City Centre Market, held in Commercial Road every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Paul Barton, the council's assistant director of city development, said: "This is a brilliant new event which will bring a new buzz to Commerical Road every month.

"It will feature all kinds of street food, savoury and sweet, and I'm sure it will appeal to a lot of people out shopping or on their lunch break.

"The market already brings extra bustle to the city centre, and this will add a whole new dimension to Fridays."

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